Friday, January 27, 2012

Bootlegger's Ballad

Every night, the loving Father sings the same song to the middle bit and the little bit as he tucks them into bed.  It is precious.  And they love it.

A few days ago, Minnie, our little bit, decided that there was a problem with the song choice.  She explained to me that because it was a bedtime song, that was sung "at nighttime Mom, duh" that we should change the words.  Confident that this was just a stalling tactic, I kissed her head, told her, "Yes Dear.  I'm sure you're right.  We'll figure it out tomorrow," and shut off the light.

She apparently took some time to rethink the song's lyrics and this is her new version.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dear Lego,

Much has been written in the last few weeks about your launch of a new line of Legos designed to appeal to girls.   As a mother of daughters, I can appreciate the initial urge to answer their calls of, "More pink!" and "That's too boyish!" with a pastel colored mini figure that has boobs and carries flowers...

No wait!  I can't!  That's completely stupid.  Lego!  You really messed this one up.  Your new playsets promise minutes of fun while girls of all ages follow cookie cutter directions and assemble purple and teal scenes filled with puppies and pre-fab furniture.  Lame.  Sexist.  Insulting. 

So I thought I would show you what my daughters and I did with our primary colored Legos.  The bricks and bits handed down to them by their starship building father.  Accessories like a working ceiling fan, a broom, a plunger (for when too many organic vegetable peels get put down the disposal), and a paper towel holder that we had to assemble using our imagination.  Furniture we had to build because Daddy's old Star Wars sets didn't come with a 6 burner Viking range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator or a 36 bottle wine chiller.

Is it cliche that my girls and I built a kitchen?  Possibly.  But Lego, you know your new friends would loooove to be sitting on one of those barstools constructed out of rocket seats and red bricks having tapas and a glass of pinot with with my storm trooper right about now!


Nancy, the mother of 3 awesome Lego loving GIRLS!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A new partnership.  A new journey.  A new year.

Come see.